Composite materials are widely used for their peculiar combination of excellent structural, mechanical, and damping properties. This work presents an experimental study on the dissipation properties of disk-shaped composite specimens exploiting vibration tests. Two different polymer matrix composites with the same number of identical laminae, but characterized by different stacking sequences, namely unidirectional and quasi-isotropic configurations, have been evaluated. An ad-hoc steel structure was designed and developed to reproduce an in-plane torsional excitation on the specimen. The main idea of the proposed approach relies on deriving the damping properties of the disks by focusing on the modal damping of the overall vibrating structure and, in particular, using just the first in-plane torsional deformation mode. Experimental torsional damping evaluations were conducted by performing vibrational hammer excitation on the presented setup. Two methods were proposed and compared, both relying on a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) approximation of the measured frequency response function (FRF).

Experimental characterization of the torsional damping in CFRP disks by impact hammer modal testing

Cosco F.;Serratore G.;Gagliardi F.;Filice L.;Mundo D.
2020

Abstract

Composite materials are widely used for their peculiar combination of excellent structural, mechanical, and damping properties. This work presents an experimental study on the dissipation properties of disk-shaped composite specimens exploiting vibration tests. Two different polymer matrix composites with the same number of identical laminae, but characterized by different stacking sequences, namely unidirectional and quasi-isotropic configurations, have been evaluated. An ad-hoc steel structure was designed and developed to reproduce an in-plane torsional excitation on the specimen. The main idea of the proposed approach relies on deriving the damping properties of the disks by focusing on the modal damping of the overall vibrating structure and, in particular, using just the first in-plane torsional deformation mode. Experimental torsional damping evaluations were conducted by performing vibrational hammer excitation on the presented setup. Two methods were proposed and compared, both relying on a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) approximation of the measured frequency response function (FRF).
Energy loss; Impact hammer test; Polymer-based composite materials; Torsional mode; Vibration test
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